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The South Korean company, known for its Galaxy smartphones, is launching a new unit dedicated to automotive tech. The future self-driving vehicle will effectively be a data centre on wheels , packed to the gills with technology, and now Samsung wants to influence its development with the launch of a new $300m fund.
  • Google, Walmart team up to keep Amazon at bay

    Google, Walmart team up to keep Amazon at bay

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    Because of Google's technology, Lore said it just made sense to team up with the tech giant. According to Wal-Mart Google's investment in natural language processing and artificial intelligence will help make voice-activated shopping even more popular.
  • Psyonix Reveals Exclusive Battle-Cars for Switch Version of Rocket League

    Psyonix Reveals Exclusive Battle-Cars for Switch Version of Rocket League

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    On Wednesday, Rocket League - the popular soccer with cars video game that's become one of the most popular multiplayer games - announced it was bringing Super Mario and Metroid cars to the game. Holiday 2017 is what we have been given so we're likely looking at a November or December release. You can check out all of these cars in action in the trailer below.
  • Apple Adds a 'Cop' Button that Temporarily Disables the Touch ID

    Apple Adds a 'Cop' Button that Temporarily Disables the Touch ID

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    The new feature that allows you to disable the TouchID is a great touch especially when you are concerned that someone might force you to unlock the phone. The police, in many cases, have legal means at their disposal to access locked devices. Given the usability concerns and challenges with Apple Pay that we discussed in a note on July 9, we see a negative impact for the upcoming iPhone cycle in terms of mix and units.
  • Huawei 'Mate 10' with bezel-less display leaked

    Huawei 'Mate 10' with bezel-less display leaked

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    Moreover, the new chip will have #Artificial Intelligence centric features and will be most likely integrated with the upcoming Huawei Mate 10 flagship smartphone. Although it doesn't reveal much of the device launching in the event, it does have a 10 etched in the background, teasing the Mate 10. It's also rumoured to feature the Kirin 970 CPU, with manufacturer HiSilicon claiming that it can compete with Samsung and Qualcomm's top offerings, the Exynos 8895 and Snapdragon 835.
  • Consumer Reports stops recommending Microsoft's 'unreliable' Surface lineup

    Consumer Reports stops recommending Microsoft's 'unreliable' Surface lineup

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    Consumer Reports surveyed owners of about 90,000 tablets and laptops purchased new between 2014 and the first quarter of 2017. The breakage rate for Microsoft Corp's Surface devices is significantly worse than for other manufacturers' laptops and tablets, Consumer Reports said , adding that it was removing its "recommended" designation for Surface products.
  • Mythbusting the Samsung Galaxy X

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    Releases for the Galaxy Note line have wildly since its original introduction to the market in 2011. As it happened with the Samsung Galaxy S8 , we now know the design language as well as the hardware components of the phone. In terms of dimensions, Blass says we can expect a 162.5mm x 74.6mm body with an 8.5mm thickness. The ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 launched to market August 19, 2016, after being announced August 2, 2016.
  • Vive's first standalone VR headset aimed at China

    Vive's first standalone VR headset aimed at China

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    The next wave of VR innovation seems to be focused at freeing headsets from the shackles and cables, and HTC is jumping at the forefront with its new Vive standalone headset, powered by none other than Qualcomm's latest platform. Though we don't know the specifics of what HTC might have modified for the configuration of this standalone unit, it likely is a mirror of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 VR hardware development kit that was announced in February .
  • Moto Z2 Force Edition: yay or nay?

    Moto Z2 Force Edition: yay or nay?

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    Motorola Mobility, a Lenovo company, has today unveiled in NY its most advanced smartphone ever - the Moto Z Force , along with a new Moto Mod that lets you capture everything, literally. There is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with LED flash. It packs a small 2730mAh battery compared to the 3500mAh as seen on the Moto Z Force. The 4GB RAM variant is to be offered in the United States, whereas the rest of the world will get 6GB RAM along with 128GB storage.
  • SDCC Announcement: Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One Trailer

    SDCC Announcement: Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One Trailer

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    In less than two minutes, there are a ton of hidden secrets (and blatant cameos) in the Ready Player One trailer. The story begins when the founder of Oasis dies and offers his fortune up in a treasure hunt that brings out all kinds of contestants, including a teenager named Wade Watts , who will be played by Sheridan.
  • Burundi robotics team missing after competition in Washington, DC

    Burundi robotics team missing after competition in Washington, DC

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    The mentor and chaperone for the team, Canesius Bindaba , informed FIRST organizers on Tuesday evening that he could not find the two girls and four boys, whose ages range from 16 to 18. The mentor said the teens travelled from Burundi for the competition and have one-year visas, USA police reports say. The east African nation of Burundi has been shaken by violence since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza chose to circumvent the constitutional two-term limit and run for another ...
  • Hour Trial Demo For Mass Effect Andromeda Available Now

    Hour Trial Demo For Mass Effect Andromeda Available Now

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    So stay tuned for more details in the coming months. Are you among one of those few Mass Effect series fans that skipped Mass Effect Andromeda after reading reviews (obviously, negative reviews)? Head here to get involved - you'll need an Origin Account, but that doesn't cost you anything.
  • Watch Lonzo Ball Drop 36 While Not Wearing His BBB Shoes

    Watch Lonzo Ball Drop 36 While Not Wearing His BBB Shoes

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    Do. It". Yes, it's only summer league , but Lonzo Ball going for 36 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds - plus hitting the game-winner - cements something I've been thinking a lot about lately: The Lakers should have the 3rd most televised games in the National Basketball Association next season, after only the Warriors and Cavs.
  • Sen. Cruz brings health care debate to Austin town hall

    Sen. Cruz brings health care debate to Austin town hall

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    It's unclear whether the amendment will be added to the Senate bill, or even whether it will pass muster under budgetary rules. This amendment could be the key to passing the legislation. Green said he and Democratic colleagues have proposed improvements to the Affordable Care Act, but Republicans weren't and aren't interested. Speaking Thursday on San Antonio's KTSA Radio, Cruz said , "It is precarious".
  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands thanks well-wishers after horrific Wimbledon knee injury

    Bethanie Mattek-Sands thanks well-wishers after horrific Wimbledon knee injury

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    The extent of the reactions from both Mattek-Sands' rival Cirstea and the American's partner Lucie Safarova, both of whom were crying by the side of the court upon seeing the injuries, also indicate that it is very serious. "We all know grass is a little bit more unsafe than hard court or clay", she added. "The player was then transferred directly to an ambulance and taken under emergency conditions to a hospital", the statement continued.
  • Halo 5 will have 4K support on Xbox One X

    Halo 5 will have 4K support on Xbox One X

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    It's now unclear if Halo: The Master Chief Collection will also recieve an upgrade on Xbox One X but maybe they'll announce something closer to launch. Halo 5 is developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft. Each game will support campaign, multiplayer, and LAN play. Additionally, every single piece of DLC for the Xbox 360 Halo games will be going completely free when they join Backward Compatibility - and playing with Xbox 360 users over either system link (LAN) or Xbox ...
  • Gunman dead, at least 3 people shot inside Bronx hospital in NYC

    Gunman dead, at least 3 people shot inside Bronx hospital in NYC

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    Police identified the gunman as Henry Bello, a former doctor at the hospital. There was no word on their conditions. The New York Times is reporting that three doctors were shot during the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available. NYPD in a tweet confirmed the ongoing situation. A large NYPD response at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital today.
  • Motorola Moto Z2 Reveals its Flagship Specs on GFXBench Before Launch

    Motorola Moto Z2 Reveals its Flagship Specs on GFXBench Before Launch

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    On the front of the device there is a 5 megapixel camera for Selfies and on the back there is a 12 megapixel camera for photos and videos. To recall, Moto Z2 Play is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 626 processor clocked at 2.2GHz. Coming to the sensors, Moto Z2 will include Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light sensor, Pedometer, and Proximity sensor. Now, Moto X Force owners in Australia and New Zealand should get the firmware via OTA (over-the-air).
  • 'Cars 3' speeds to No. 1, Tupac biopic nets strong debut

    'Cars 3' speeds to No. 1, Tupac biopic nets strong debut

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    Cars 3 ranks as the lowest opening in the franchise and well below the $60 million that Disney had forecast earlier last week. The Wonder Woman movie continues to perform at the box office for its third weekend as it has netted near $40.1 million, which is only down 30% from the previous week.
  • Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

    Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

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    Of course, Google will still collect data from you in many other ways , including your search history, the websites you visit, videos you watch on YouTube , ads you click on, your location on Google-connected devices and more. Now its free Gmail service will have the same rules. Google previously offered you two options: pay for its services or let it scan your emails. 'The value of Gmail is tremendous, both for G Suite users and for users of our free consumer Gmail service.
  • Fans in focus at major E3 video game trade show

    Fans in focus at major E3 video game trade show

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    Here's a round-up of everything EA had to offer for this year's expo. Batting leadoff is Electronic Arts - the Madden Moguls, the Pelé Purveyors, the host to both Hoop Gawd and Snoop Dawg. A brief teaser of a sci-fi setting prepared players for what's in store at Microsoft's press briefing tomorrow. Stay tuned to Twinfinite for more live coverage of E3 2017 this week! Star Wars: Battlefront 2 had its own leak today with multiplayer from the pre-alpha build.
  • Apple to introduce 'Do Not Disturb while driving' for iOS 11

    Apple to introduce 'Do Not Disturb while driving' for iOS 11

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    Moreover, Apple's iOS 11 Control Center has been the talking point which now lets you customize shortcuts. Apple has used its latest update to make driving with your iPhone safer and it has been welcomed by a road safety charity. The MacBook Pro which Apple released late previous year with the Touch Bar now comes with 7th-gen Intel Kaby Lake processors along with support for more memory.
  • Apple Showcases New iMac Pro Workstation at WWDC

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    Apple wasn't actually allowing press to get hands-on with the new machine, but we did get an opportunity to get up close and personal with some video of the new iMac Pro (below). It also offers at least 2.3 times performance improvement compared to the past version of the FirePro W400 graphics card. And if that's not enough, the iMac Pro will feature 10Gb Ethernet, a first for a Mac , and hard to find on a desktop as it is.
  • Apple unveils 'HomePod' connected speaker at WWDC

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    Apple will later this year release a " HomePod " music-centric smart home speaker , challenging a market now dominated by Amazon and Google in its latest move to weave deeper into people's lives. The HomePod is compatible with iDevices running on iOS 11 and iPhone 5s and above. Apple HomePod will be available starting in December, initially in Australia, the United Kingdom and the U.S.
  • Company recalling more than 25000 child vehicle seats

    Company recalling more than 25000 child vehicle seats

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    Graco announced the recall of more than 25,000 auto seats because webbing did not meet federal requirements in crash tests. The models on recall include 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015 and 1794334. The seats in question failed the NHTSA's tests. Graco eventually traced the issue back to a single batch of webbing. No injuries have been reported.
  • Google aims to connect online ads to physical stores

    Google aims to connect online ads to physical stores

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    A new Google feature can tell when someone who clicked on an ad in search results made a credit or debit card purchase at a corresponding physical store. Google already runs the world's biggest online ad network, one that raked in $79 billion in revenue past year. That puts it in the best position to capture any additional marketing dollars spent on computers and mobile devices.
  • How to watch the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal live stream

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    Destiny 2 will launch on September 8, 2017 at PS4, XboxOne and PC. Odds are not good at the beginning of Destiny 2 , as players lose everything they've built in the first game, including their supers and vaults. Of course, there will be new Strikes, Raids, and Crucible options for you to complete. However, it will downsize the number of players per match from 6v6 to just 4v4.
  • China urges S.Korea to 'remove obstacles' to good ties

    China urges S.Korea to 'remove obstacles' to good ties

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    US President Donald Trump's administration has called for a halt to Pyongyang's provocations and warned that the "era of strategic patience" with North Korea is over. He also emphasized that the USA has been encouraging China to take "appropriate actions" with regard to its volatile neighbor. However, South Korea's new president Moon Jae-in wants to engage with the North and soothe tensions between the U.S.
  • Toyota Wants Flying Cars At The 2020 Olympics

    Toyota Wants Flying Cars At The 2020 Olympics

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    A scale model of the Skydrive has already taken flight, and Toyota's $350,000 investment will go toward development of a full-size prototype that the company is planning to remotely test next year, with a piloted demonstration scheduled for 2019.
  • Portugal Wins Eurovision Song Contest For First Time

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    The black-clad singer took to a small separate stage for his minimalist performance of the song composed by his sister Luisa. Sobral won easily, giving Portugal its first Eurovision win since it started competing in the global competition in 1964, and prompting congratulatory messages from the country's highest authorities.
  • Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

    Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

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    What is indicative of all these attacks is that both users of connected devices will continue to be targets as long as there is money to be made. Technical experts have warned that slightly varied versions of this ransomware attack could be witnessed in near future.
  • Facebook To Make Debut In Premium TV Shows Next Month

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    And while Snapchat is still far behind Facebook in user count, Zuckerberg worries that his company is behind the times when it comes to innovation and attracting younger eyeballs. For now, the company is directly licensing some shows, but it wants to eventually wants to rely exclusively on ad revenue-sharing deals with content creators.
  • Confirmed: OnePlus 5 is the company's next flagship smartphone, arrives this summer

    Confirmed: OnePlus 5 is the company's next flagship smartphone, arrives this summer

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    The official teaser also doesn't give away any specifications or features, but a recently leaked render of the phone, and what are thought to be official shots from the camera , confirm a dual rear camera setup . For the past few years, Chinese tech company OnePlus has built a reputation among phone geeks for selling great phones for not so much money . If the mentioned listing is anything to go by, the much-awaited handset is said to be preloaded with an Oxygen operating system that ...
  • Ubisoft Teases Far Cry Announcement?

    Ubisoft Teases Far Cry Announcement?

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    Far Cry 3 was originally released back in 2012. Far Cry 3 certainly presented arguably the best story of the Far Cry series - and definitely the most memorable villain - so returning to that universe would be very cool. Primal actually reused the Far Cry 4 map and some players accused Ubisoft of just making a prehistoric reskin of Far Cry 4, also calling the game a Stone Age mod of its predecessor.
  • NFL Draft: How Haason Reddick fits with the Arizona Cardinals

    NFL Draft: How Haason Reddick fits with the Arizona Cardinals

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    He ran a 4.52 second 40, and his 133-inch broad jump was second-best among defensive players - and longer than any running back at the event. Even though Reddick has left Temple, a part of the Owls' program will be with him in Arizona. Draft Projection: Reddick will be a first-round round pick and could hear his name announced in the top 10. The highest draft choice in Temple history still belongs to John Rienstra, who was taken with the 9th overall pick in 1986 by the Pittsburgh ...
  • Hot Switch sales boost Nintendo sales, trim quarterly loss

    Hot Switch sales boost Nintendo sales, trim quarterly loss

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    Nintendo is also planning to launch the New 2DS XL in Europe during July, but the company has not yet specified a release date or price in that region. Pikmin and Miitopia. There are also two color schemes to choose from: orange with white and blue with black. "Just like Nintendo Switch is going to have its own development pace and its own set of experiences".
  • Leaked iPhone 8 schematic hints at dual camera and wireless charging

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    Also in the center of the image looks to be some type of wireless charging technology. As for the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, these devices are expected to equip with an LCD display panels, much like the previous rumors have suggested. In fact, according to aFast Company report from February, the iPhone 8 may have a price tag way north of $1,000 (Rs 67,000 roughly). But wireless charging has been a heavily rumored iPhone 8 feature.